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Civil & Environmental Engineering Research Guide

This guide provides an overview of resources and services relevant to Civil & Environmental Engineering students, faculty, and staff.

Finding Patents

The follow are some main databases for patent searching:

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Provide complete and up-to-date patent information.

European Patent Office Database (Espacenet)
Offers free access to patent documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1782 to present.

The Lens
Indexes patent documents from USPTO, European Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and Australian Patent Office.

Google Patent
Provides full text of million of United States patents from 1790 to present.

SciFinder Patent Searching
Provides full text of million of United States patents from 1790 to present.

Japan Patent Office (JPO)
Searches for Patents, Utility Models, Designs, Trademarks.

The International Patent System
Assits applicants in seeking patent protection.